Disney Resort, Tokyo
I was lucky to visit 5 attractions in November of 1993 when was on business in Tokyo. It was a 10th anniversary of Tokyo Disneyland.
Tokyo Disneyland is a 465,000 m² theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort, located near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo Disneyland Station. It was the first Disney park to be built outside of the United States and opened on April 15, 1983.
The park was constructed by Walt Disney Imagineering in the same style as Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida. It is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses the theme from The Walt Disney Company. Tokyo Disneyland and its companion park, Tokyo DisneySea, are the only Disney parks not owned by The Walt Disney Company.
There are seven themed areas in the park: the World Bazaar; the four classic Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrow land; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Mickey's Toontown.
Disney are for everybody and most of all children looves it very much otherwise to those who fancy the Disney characters, the Japanese Disney is also a catch! Disney Sea looks like a Europe in a one place, decorated with great architectures that the place would rather and looks really great, they have this artificial volcano in the center of the area. There they have the Italy, Holland and so on...In the other hand Disneyland too is a dream come true to all the childrens and even to everybody...
[Comment on 2004] The one and only Disney in this continental. When we visit Japan, this is the place that we can not miss by any reason. This theme park is suit for all of travellers, from kid to adult.
I spent only one day and it's not enough. There is a ticket for 2 days, maybe next time I will buy this ticket.
Don't forget to wait until the evening parade, it's worth the waiting.
[Comment on 2006] It is not the only one in Asia. But, it's still not miss because there is more rides than Hong Kong Disneyland. I went on Thursday but still crowded. Use "fast pass" for reduce your waiting time and can help you to play more rides.
My family just got back from visiting Tokyo's Disney Resort in January 2004. I highly recommend you go if you are going to be in Japan for a while.
First, DisneySea: The Temple of the Crystal Skull was exciting, but lots of tight turns and bumps that the 5 year old did not enjoy. We all loved the Journey to the Centre of the Earth (went on it twice). We also recommend Sinbad's 7 Voyages and the Magic Lamp Theatre (Japanese, but still fun). Mermaid Lagoon is very cool and we enjoyed Founder's Flying Fish Coaster and even Scuttle's Scooters. The Whirlpool was fun if you like getting spun around maniacally, but the Jumping Jellyfish was a bit of a yawn (okay for the view only). Don't miss Ariel's Playground with interactive entertainment. The Stormrider is okay and Aquatopia amusing, but I would say that 20,000 Leagues is not worth the wait (and we didn't wait more than 5 minutes). The whole site is amazing. Fortress Explorations is intelligent and educational and the cannons are fun to blast at the passing ships. It is very attractively laid out. Bring lots of film.
Disneyland: Very much like the original in Anaheim, with a few variations. Here are a few must sees: Haunted Mansion (went 4 times), Splash Mountain (check out your photo at the end), Big Thunder Mountain (worth the wait), Pooh's Honey Hunt (a pleasant surprise), Snow White's Adventures (silly fun), Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (fun house type ride), Gadget's Go Coaster (thrilling, but short), Cinderella Castle Mystery tour (in Japanese, but curious). There is still lots more to do of course, but most won't have enough time. Even with the minimal line ups we barely had time to check out the shops, and didn't see everything. Some rides were closed for updates too. If I had the opportunity, I would love to go again sometime.
Was cleaning out my cupboards and looking at old photo albums. Found the ticket stub of Tokyo Disneyland dated Dec 1996! At that time, this was my first Disneyland and I was very young. My old photos showed that I had tons of fun.
After that, the Gold Coast, Australia theme parks and and Los Angeles Disney plus Universal Studios came my way, and by the time I reached Orlando, Florida I had theme park overdose!
inside, you have to ride "the center of the earth" and Indy Jone's ride. these are the best two rides. You better get fast pass to ride faster than normal waiting in line time. Usually it takes 60 to 90 minutes to ride these atractions.
Went to the newer DisneySea resort with its 7 theme areas (Lost River Delta, Arabian Coast, Mermaid Lagoon, Mediterranean
Harbor, Mysterious Island, American Waterfront, Port Discovery).
The attractions are very visually appealing and well done. However, if you seek an adrenaline rush, the rides will disappoint.
Well we normally don't do family orientated things on a football away trip, but then one of the lads wanted to check out one of the exclusive crystal shops at the resort.
We took the tube and bought a day ticket at the gate. Had a few rides, looked around the shops and headed back to town.
The first time in Japan, we were not have a chance to visit Disneysea. So, when we return in 2006. This can't be miss. The theme and atmosphere is great. It's like we visit Venice, Harbour of America, Arabian and Central America.
Tokyo Disneyland is a Man Made Attraction originally made to attract tourist. Even though it is just another branch of Disneyland you can still have a lot of fun just like in their main branch in California. There are of things to do and even if it is a big place you'll not be lost because there are many guides. You can buy many souvenirs at an affordable price. The staffs are very friendly and courteous so what are you waiting for come and join the fun at Tokyo Disneyland.
This is evening parade in Disney around 5pm. There is another similar morning parade start around 10am. During the parade, you will see all the dancing fairies dresses in multi colors outfit, together with characters such as Mickey, Donald, Goofy and many more.
In Disney, they nurture the most beautiful tulips in the flowerbeds, and my heart just gets melted see them in full display. They look so pretty!!
This is the icon for any Disneyland in the world. In fact any kids can tell you that you had been to Disneyland if you happen to strike any silly pose in front of this castle.
This castle don't just stand there for photography purposes, but together with various castles in the park they house the Cinderella, Snow Whites and many more themes that make Disney the most credited theme parks around the world.
Click into Tokyo Disney Resort official site for more information.
Tokyo Disneyland is of course a very popular attraction for Japanese and Asian tourists. It has many of the same attractions as the Disney parks in the U.S. or Europe. The only difference is they are at lower prices. But be prepared, while English is spoken by park staff, many of the audio narrations are only in Japanese.
Having just visited Los Angeles Disneyland on the same holiday, we didn't bother with Tokyo's. We did drive past it though just to say we had seen it.
If you want to take a ride on a train or what ever you will have to wait up to 2 hours while school holidays. Try to go on weekdays, on weekend it can be horrible. In 2000 over 17 Million visited Disney Land at Tokyo...
Tokyo Disney Sea is a great theme park. I must add right now that I am a bit of a Disney freak and Disney sea is a must if you like that kinda thing. Disneyland Tokyo is great but I think the Disney Sea theme park is a bit different from the rest of the Disney theme parks. There are seven ports of call to visit. Mediterranean Harbour, Mysterious Island ,American Waterfront, Port Discovery, Lost River Delta and Arabian Coast.I thought the best rides were Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Scull. The theme parks were very busy. A one day pass costs you 5,500 yen